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5:17 am on Thursday March 7, 2013

Shredding 12,000 pounds of paper: A free document disposal event

According to WBTW.com the Horry County Sheriff's Office will along with the AARP of South Carolina and Shred Alert will host a shred event on Friday, May 3, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The public is encouraged to bring up to three bags or boxes of...
4:36 am on Wednesday December 26, 2012

Charleston County starts up commercial composting program with a Publix partnership

Image by Flickr user hykuPublix locations in Charleston County are getting a bit more green to match their logo, the grocery store is the first of what county leaders hope will be many more supermarkets to join the "Commercial Food Waste Composting...
5:56 am on Wednesday July 18, 2012

Charleston unveils war plan for 2012 installment of move-out street trash piles

Image by Flickr user jimrenaudIt's July, and as with every July in Charleston you can expect a lot of folks to be moving out of their apartments as the college term ends — yep, it's trash pile time. But as with recent years the City of Charleston...
12:22 am on Saturday March 17, 2012

New business aims to stop food waste from hitting Charleston's landfills

Launched earlier this year, Charleston-based Food Waste Disposal (FWD) is promoting an environmentally friendly alternative to sending food and organic waste to the landfill. The business, founded by Johns Island resident Wayne Koeckeritz, supplies...
3:02 am on Sunday March 11, 2012

Thinking environmentally deeper as Charleston businesses shell out dollars for 'green' disposables

Image by Flickr user Zane Selvans One "corn oil" compostable cup two years after hitting the rubbish bin. The Post and Courier has run a story highlighting the efforts of Bull Street Gourmet and Market as one of many local Charleston businesses...
4:22 am on Thursday February 16, 2012

Tons of used medical clothing reportedly shipped from Brazil to Charleston

Image by Flickr user Francisco Javier Argel (Updates at the bottom.) Ready for the strangest news story you'll hear about this month? There's a purported ship coming from Brazil to Charleston with 46.6 tons of medical waste on board. If you're...
2:40 am on Thursday November 17, 2011

Charleston's closure of incinerator, move to recycling already called a dollar saver

Image by Flickr user SangudoRemember how concerns were high about not only how Charleston County would manage to recycle 40% of trash following the closure of the incinerator, but also how it would manage the costs? Well, nearly two years in the...
3:22 am on Saturday July 30, 2011

In Charleston's battle on abandoned boats, one down, many to go

Image by Charleston WaterkeeperThe battle to remove abandoned, rotting, and polluting boats from the waters around Charleston is continuing as officials look to remove some 15 crafts from the Ashley River alone. This week community leaders were...
2:03 am on Friday July 8, 2011

Progress in Charleston's battle on abandoned boats, but many dollars still needed

Image by Flickr user r_bowleyThe battle to remove abandoned, rotting, and polluting boats from the waters around Charleston is continuing as officials look to remove more and more of the crafts.  And while officials are boasting that a dozen boats...
5:44 am on Wednesday April 6, 2011

Gov. Haley hopes to draw spending abuse tipsters with new fraud hotline

Image by Nikki Haley Haley from mid-March, when she announced new Inspector General George Schroeder.Continuing on a push to target waste and fraud in government spending, S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley announced that the new inspector general office will...

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